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Old 02-17-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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Are optima batteries worth the $

I'm getting a new battery because mines about junk. I've heard optima batteries are good batteries and I wanna know the be benefits of having one..before I spend 200 dollars

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Old 02-17-2014, 07:39 PM   #2
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Absolutely not...

but Die Hard's are

(found at sears)

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Old 02-17-2014, 07:42 PM   #3
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Used to be good.
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Used to be good.
what do you mean used to be good
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what do you mean used to be good
They used to be good. Now they are not. Lol

I believe they were bought out and are now made in Mexico. Get the Diehard mentioned above instead.
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They used to be good. Now they are not. Lol I believe they were bought out and are now made in Mexico. Get the Diehard mentioned above instead.
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Where are the Diehards made, and by whom?
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:50 PM   #8
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I would look into the Fisher Auto Parts battery. I have a couple of them and they seem to hold up well. They are guaranteed for three years without prorating I believe. Fisher has good parts and excellent service.
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I would look into the Fisher Auto Parts battery. I have a couple of them and they seem to hold up well. They are guaranteed for three years without prorating I believe. Fisher has good parts and excellent service.
I went onto the website is there a brand you prefer because in running kc lights when I'm off-roading and the battery I have just doesn't take it when I'm running the winch also even if I turn the lights if the winch won't even pull at all. That's why I need a new battery and just want a battery that will last and have high output
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:22 PM   #10
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I found this on another thread.

"I've been running a single yellow-top Optima battery for years with my Warn PowerPlant winch + air compressor on a TJ and now my JK. No problems whatsoever."

Then, I found this thread too.

Diehard Platinum Battery for Winch?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:30 PM   #11
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I found this on another thread. "I've been running a single yellow-top Optima battery for years with my Warn PowerPlant winch + air compressor on a TJ and now my JK. No problems whatsoever." Then, I found this thread too. Diehard Platinum Battery for Winch?
I am now for sure getting a die hard platinum especially that my girlfriend works at sears and can get me a discount... Everyone always talks about how good optima is and now that I've got the real story that they kinda suck now I'm positive on not wasting my cash on one! Thanks
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:40 PM   #12
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Good choice...definitely the better battery

As others stated, the Optimas used to be a great battery until they were moved and made a bit cheaper. I wouldnt consider running one, especially since I've been running the die hard i mentioned above for about 6 months and had it put in some harsh winter weather with zero ill effects. Great battery. Looking forward to mounting my winch to it.

The battery is called a Die Hard P4 or Die Hard 34/78DT
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My Yellow Top went bad about a month after the warranty ran out.
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I went onto the website is there a brand you prefer because in running kc lights when I'm off-roading and the battery I have just doesn't take it when I'm running the winch also even if I turn the lights if the winch won't even pull at all. That's why I need a new battery and just want a battery that will last and have high output
They have Deka batteries. According to their techs, since they switched to this battery, they have had few returns. I would recommend the highest cranking amps that will fit in the jeep. Hope this helps.
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I have had a no name brand battery in my daily driver for almost 9 years, not one problem, even in the freezing winter we had this year. Knock on wood... I think it's hit or miss. Some last a couple years, some much longer.
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I have had a no name brand battery in my daily driver for almost 9 years, not one problem, even in the freezing winter we had this year. Knock on wood... I think it's hit or miss. Some last a couple years, some much longer.
Yeah, some do great for normal driving but the problem happens once you start hooking accessories to it such as a winch which is a huge drain. The warranty on the die hard is pretty much the best and i doubt any other brand beats it.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:37 AM   #17
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Thanks I was thinking about an Optima battery when my stock battery dies. I have always used the Diehard batteries but hear the Optima would be better for my winch and lights. Well now I know stay with Diehard.

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Old 02-19-2014, 06:09 PM   #18
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I had an Optima in my Cobra for 5 years and never had any issues with it. In the nasty weather season it sometimes set in the garage for 6 to 7 weeks without running and it always fired right up.

I was happy with mine.

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